The goals of the proposed project are to:
- Develop storytelling skills of students from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Florida (UF) by introducing them to basic narrative tools of graphic and performance arts for designing and delivering informative and engaging technical presentations to communicate goals, execution, and results of engineering research and development projects to specialized and general audiences;
- Hone composition and choreography skills of students from the School of Theater + Dance (T+D) at UF by providing them an opportunity to work with ISE students for the design and delivery of figurative or abstract choreographies to help communicate complex engineering ideas and concepts to specialized and general audiences;
- Develop multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork skills of ISE and T+D students;
- Design, develop, and deliver an innovative curriculum and educational material to teach basics of drawing, storytelling, and choreography to ISE students for the design and delivery of clear, informative and engaging technical presentations; and
- Help raise awareness on UF campus of the benefits of using narrative tools of graphic and performance arts for the effective communication of research outcomes to specialized and general audiences.